father, both of whom simply want girls in pakistan to have the right to an education. when asked what her name meant, malala once said, probably a hero, like the afghan heroine malala. i want to be a social activist and an honest politician like her. tonight, hero is exactly what malala has become in pakistan and around the world. joining me now, an msnbc contributor, author and middle east expert. i'm so struck by the reaction in pakistan over this, especially the reaction among some in the religious community. >> this is the first time, actually. this is the first time that the religious community, the civil society come out and denounce an act of violence like this.